The return of former England coach Eddie Jones to take the reins of the Wallabies represents a gamble by Australian rugby chiefs.
They believe that later this year Jones can deliver the World Cup — which he came close to doing in his previous stint with Australia only for England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson’s drop goal to deny the Wallabies in Sydney in 2003.
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Here are three key points surrounding Jones’s appointment that was announced on Monday:
“Coaching at the next World Cup will be difficult,” Jones told the Sydney Morning Herald after he was dismissed in December, admitting the last three years of his tenure in charge of England had taken a toll.
A month later the unpredictable Australian appears to have had a sudden change of mind.
However, the main question is whether…